The NIVEAKiss Lounge 2012 American Music Awards Weekend



Before celebrities walked down the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre, before Usher opened the 40th American Music Awards with his new song, and before Justin Bieber brought his mom on stage to accept his award, Spin Shoppe Public Relations invited media and celebrities to the #NIVEAKiss Lounge, at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood, on November 17th & 18th. 

To celebrate the launch of NIVEA Lip Butters, NIVEA USA hosted a two-day event. I was excited to attend the celebration powered by CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka in conjunction with BlackBook/Vibe Magazine Media Lounge. I had the pleasure to  meet the sponsors and sample their products with multiple celebrities in the NIVEAKiss Lounge.

NIVEAKiss Lounge

The new NIVEA Lip Butter gives your lips relief and leaves them protected. Each flavor is enriched with Shea Butter and Almond Oil providing long lasting nourishment, leaving lips feeling sensually soft and healthy. NIVEA Lip Butter come in four new delicious flavors: Smooth Kiss, Raspberry Rose Kiss, Caramel Cream Kiss, and Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss. Celebrity, Sandra Vergara, was spotted sharing some #Betterkisses with her beau at the #NIVEAKiss lounge. Make all your kisses better with NIVEA Lip Butter! 

For more information on NIVEA Lip Butters, 

NIVEA Lip Butters

Everyone knows "diamonds are a girl's best friend". This Milan-based jewelry line, Duepunti Unconventional Diamonds, was created by the son of a recognized Milanese diamond dealer, so he happens to know a thing or two about our sparkly pal. The difference here is, this best friend costs just under $100 a ring. The collection is sporty and feminine, modern and contemporary, and colorful as ever...the best of all worlds. The silicone rings and bangles come in a rainbow assortment of vibrant hues and a mounting method ensures that the .02 carat diamond stays safe in its place. The buying experience of Duepunti is not the same as buying a conventional piece of diamond jewelry. It is more accessible, more personal, more fun, more modern, without a doubt, more DUEPUNTI. Performing artist, Skylar Grey, and pop sensation, Blush, rocked the Duepunti rings and bracelets at the American Music Awards.

For more information on Duepunti Jewelry, visit:

Duepunti Jewelry

CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is simply unique. The name is derived from the combination of two French words, “Cime” meaning peak or summit-top and "roche" meaning rock. True to its roots, CIROC Mauzac Blanc grapes stem from the high-altitude vineyards in Gaillac, France. CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is complex in its creation but complementary with most mixers from Champagne to Tonic. Earlier this year, CIROC Ultra Premium added CIROC PEACH to its flavor portfolio. This new addition joins CIROC Vodka, CIROC RED BERRY and CIROC COCONUT, providing consumers with not only the reassurance of quality in their flavored spirits, but also an offering that is infused with natural fruit flavors. However you choose, enjoy the clean finish of CIROC and Celebrate Life Responsibly! 

For more information on CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka, visit: 

Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka

Tarté Asian Yogurt also sponsored the daytime NIVEA Kiss Lounge event. I had a chance to hear from Winston Lee, CEO of Tarté Yogurt, on how the new, unique Asian-style yogurt was conceptualized, dating back just a couple of years ago. Jam-packed with taste, it is lightly sweetened with Stevia, 14 grams of protein and only 115 calories per 6 oz serving. Tarté Yogurt, an alternative to Greek yogurt, has a subtly sweet and tangy taste. It is available in 6 mouth-watering flavors: The Original,  Strawberry & Guanabana, Blueberry & Acai, Mango & Coconut, Pomegranate & Goji, and my favorite, Green Tea & Honey. Celebrity, Andy Dick, and his son, Lucas, are fans of the Mango & Coconut. Tarté Yogurt will leave you feeling satisfied and guilt-free all day long! 

For more information on Tarté Yogurt, visit: 

Winston Lee (CEO) & Gregg Manning of Tarte Yogurt

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 130,000 people in 22 countries. AHF is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. By creating and implementing unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad, AHF expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives. AHF’s operating capital comes from their own self-created social enterprises, such as AHF Pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts, and other strategic partnerships.

For more information on AHF, visit:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

As I made my way in  one of the two rooms, I had the absolute pleasure in meeting Yuma Bella, a designer for Sephora's makeup bag collection. A native of Costa Rica, Yuma, turns her love of the tropical country into bags adorned with beautiful colors and textures. The emerging designer enjoys the combination of beauty and practicality. Organize and store all of your beauty essentials with this collection of flashy, chic bags. Each tote was created by Yuma Bella and inspired by stunning natural wonders: the iridescent texture mirrors a cool sunset off the Mediterranean and the gold tones are reminiscent of the sands of the Sahara. The blend of spandex, foil, and leather creates a unique, holographic finish, is sure to turn heads everywhere you go. Her collection of stylish cosmetic bags splashed with gold and gorgeous details can be found in Sephora stores across the US. Yuma believes, "All a woman has to do is add an ID and a credit card, and she is ready to go!”

For more information on Sephora, visit:

Follow Yuma Bella on Twitter: @yumabella1 

Yuma Bella

Boost Mobile and Vibe Media set up a private room to conduct interviews and photo ops with celebrities; while Chilli Beans offered custom sunglasses from their luxury truck parked outside of the #NIVEAKiss Lounge in front of the Redbury Hotel.

Follow Vibe Media on Twitter: @VibeMagazine

Follow Boost Mobile on Twitter: @boostmobile

Follow Chilli Beans Sunglasses on Twitter:  #chillibeansusa

Blush with Yuma Bella makeup bags

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